Scientists warn the number of earthquakes to rise in 2018

Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

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In the next twelve months experts have warned of a rise in the number of large earthquakes taking place as the speed of the Earth’s rotation is slowing down.

 

The lower speed is responsible for a difference of just milliseconds each day but scientists believed that it had a noticeable effect.

 

 

After studying the patterns of major earthquakes since 1990, five period were observed where the number of quakes went high and these coincided with the time when the earth’s rotation had slowed down.

 

At present a leading scientist warned that in 2018 there will be around 20 major earthquake.

 

 

According to Roger Bilham, University of Colorado in Boulder said that the there is a strong correlation between the Earth’s rotation and earthquake activity will be strong which will be followed by an increase in the intensity of earthquake by next year.

 

 

A new study by Bilham and Rebeccas revealed that the slowdowns were followed by a period of five or six years that might lead to unpredictable natural disasters.

 

 

This year  major earthquake had hit Mexico City with 7.1 magnitude in September and 7.3 on the border between Iran and Iraq on November 12.

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